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In 5 Strategies episodes, mental health professionals share five clear, practical strategies to help you deal with various challenges that narcissistic abuse causes.

What Are We Discussing In This Episode?

In this episode, we focus on five strategies that you can use to forgive yourself after narcissistic abuse:

  • Acknowledge and accept what actually happened in the relationship (02:30)
  • Look at your past (05:23)
  • Be patient with yourself (08:17)
  • Release the emotions (11:27)
  • Learn what secure attachment looks like (17:59)

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More Information About the Host & Holly Herzog

The host, Juliana Akin, is a co-founder of Unfilteredd, a lawyer, and a survivor of narcissistic abuse. She creates content about narcissism and narcissistic abuse to share her personal experiences with healing because she hopes that by sharing her journey, she can help you navigate yours.

Holly is a licensed professional counselor and she works with individuals and couples and specializes in relationship issues. She loves working with people in life transition (like a divorce or job loss) and she helps her clients cope with grief, come to terms with their new reality, and begin to dream about possibilities.

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  1. Thank you for this, I’ve never been so lonely and sad and knowing I’m not alone is so helpful. I’m working on finding new friendships.

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